Posted by TiredofChemicals on May 1, 2012, at 9:58:25
In reply to Re: Coming off meds after 13 years..., posted by ron1953 on April 29, 2012, at 16:21:44
> > Ten years for me on the "medical merry-go-round............pfffft.....what a waste of my life! Like a hamster on a wheel or going in and out of doors of trial and error. The endless cycle of hope and despair.
> > In the end, I was caught up in a failure rate of 99.9% to help me cope with my daily existence with "medications" that were meant to treat conditions that I was not experiencing or that I was fully aware of.
> > I'm getting tired, my expressions may not be portrayed or explained as clearly and throughly as I would desire presently.
> > With that, I'm gonna' step away from the keyboard for the moment.
> > Regards
> And that, pardon the expression, is a hard pill to swallow, especially if there's no place to go from there. Sometimes, I look back on the years of taking all those psych drugs like I look back on my first marriage - wistfully reminiscing on something that was never going to work in the long run, and wondering how my life might have been different if i had had my eyes open a bit more.
> Again, I'm not anti-drug; I'm pro-think about it.
You make a good point! Now that you mention it, I think that about the time that I was realizing that psychiatry was doing nothing (or very little) to help me is about the time that I was at my worst and suicidal. I felt "abandoned" or lost and didn't know where to turn.
I'm out of it now. I can only imagine those that have not escaped that psychological institution without taking their own lives. It's a terrible trap.